Thursday, March 30, 2017

Widowhood – Will We Boomers Find a Way to Reshape It, As We Have Already Done With Funerals?

June 28th, 2016

I’ve recently read three excellent books – one a novel – by two NABBW members, both dealing with the topic of widowhood. Life as a widow is not a scenario I’ve ever given much thought to, despite being advised, many decades ago in a collegiate gerontology course, that since women tend to live about five years longer than men, if we don’t want to end up widowed  it’s best to marry a younger man.  (In my defense, I was already married by that time, so couldn’t act on this sage advice.) More recent statistics, provided by WISER, the Women’s Institute... Read More

5 Key Reasons Why Fashion Designers Should Be Excited to Design for Women over 50

April 1st, 2016

By Karen Mathis for the NABBW Just because women hit 50+ years, doesn’t mean they (we) should no longer be targeted as fashion consumers. Why? There are millions of women 50+ in need of great clothing for their active and busy lives. The clothing businesses can always use more profits. #1 There’s A Very Large Number of Us According to the U.S. Census, there are 77 Million Baby-Boomers. Women make up approximately 50%, (inc.com). Forbes magazine and others write about it, “Women represent the largest market opportunity in the world,” (Forbes.com). #2 We have active, busy lives and need fashion... Read More

Tips from The Women’s Travel Group: How You Can Determine If An Airline Is Safe

March 29th, 2016
Group Travel

By Phyllis Stoller, NABBW’s Group Travel Associate Several weeks ago, I took connecting flights. On the first intra-Europe, the door to the pilot’s cockpit was open. At the second check in, I was grilled about why I was traveling, who I worked for, how long, what was the job description and more. So which airline was safer? Stats are that they both were! Here are a few items to investigate: Charters? ~ NO Most insurance companies will not cover you on either a charter or private plane. Code Shares: ~ YES  Code sharing airlines with US carriers are vetted by the FAA and the US... Read More

The Cultural Importance of Hair

February 12th, 2015

By Sandra Colony for the NABBW I think it’s safe to say that many American women obsess about their hair. No matter our hair type, we spend much of our time, trying to change it. We wash it too frequently, blow dry it regularly, dye it, curl it, straighten it and put all kinds of chemicals in it. We actually label some weather according to how it will affect our hairdo – as in “bad hair’ days. But we aren’t the only culture devoted to our hair. The hairstyles of the semi-nomadic Himba people living in remote Namibian communities are not only complex– they reflect the individual’s... Read More

Hot Flashes: Do You Feel Like I Feel?

February 10th, 2014

Hot Flashes: Do You Feel Like I Feel? Amazon Author: Lee D. Tkaczyk Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne Holmes Apparently Lee D. Tkaczyk is one hot mamma. Hot as in suffering from hot flashes. But she’s not about to suffer in silence. Her recently published 52-page book, “Hot Flashes: Do You Feel Like I Feel?” is an \’Animal Picture Book\’ with fun \’captions\’ which promises a laugh or two while showing you ways to get Instant Hot Flash Relief. A perfect gift for any Boomer Woman who is looking for a quick pick-me-up. Lee says she believes  laughter is always a good... Read More

Getting a Green Clean from Maid Brigade

August 27th, 2013

Diane MacEachern Checks Out – and Reports On – The Green Clean Service Offered by the Maid Brigade Franchise By Diane MacEachern NABBW’s Going Green Expert  Read More

The Tragedy of 2013 Boston Marathon Reminds Us We Must Make Time to Celebrate Life

April 16th, 2013

The Tragedy of 2013 Boston Marathon Reminds Us We Must Make Time to Celebrate Life By Anne Holmes NABBW’s Baby Boomer Expert The Boston Marathon has long been an event that celebrates human triumph.  It ranks as the world\’s second oldest annual marathon, and is easily one of the world\’s best-known road racing events. With a total purse of one million dollars, it is also one of six World Marathon Majors and annually attracts over 500,000 spectators.  With this being the 116th year for the race, “Boston Marathon or Bust,” has become the mantra of runners all over the world.... Read More

A Cruise I Couldn’t Refuse

March 25th, 2013

A Cruise I Couldn’t Refuse By Linda Ballou NABBW’s Adventure Travel Expert  Read More

A Retirement Income Roadmap for Women

March 11th, 2013

By Pamela J. Sams, CRPC NABBW’s Retirement Planning for Women Expert  Read More

Living Abroad as an International House Sitter

January 14th, 2013

If you have ever dreamed of living abroad, you are not alone. There are a growing number of boomers who have packed up their belongings in order to establish residency in a new country. Americans and Canadians often wander south to warmer climates found in Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Belize, or Ecuador.  Read More